heartless bastards @ haw river ballroom

heartless bastards @ haw river ballroom

Erika Wennerstrom is a badass.

heartless bastards @ haw river ballroom

The wall of guitar and bass that Heartless Bastards produce is enough to rattle your fillings in the best possible way.

heartless bastards @ haw river ballroom

Haw River Ballroom is one of my favorite places to shoot in the Triangle, if not my favorite, because the lights are so perfect and dramatic.

futurebirds @ haw river ballroom

Futurebirds are more bearded and more Neil Young jammy than the last time I saw them, but still amazing. Hampton’s Lullaby was such an underrated record.

wussy @ haw river ballroom

I described Wussy as “Sleater-Kinney if S-K had been full of dudes and Corin Tucker had been less angry” to Twitter, but that’s not quite right; they have an S-K guitar tone, and a Southern rock sensibility to their songwriting. Dug ’em.

Full set here.

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